Ah the vintage wedding theme is so fun. The dresses beautiful and the decor darling. I found these darling 1950 vintage wedding dresses and felt totally inspired. My daughter’s wedding dress is coming along nicely and it will be beautiful – but not vintage.
1950 Vintage Wedding Dress Inspiration
Finding 1950 Vintage Wedding Dresses
These 1950s vintage wedding dresses are all tea length. Several are vintage lace wedding dresses. Most are available for sale at various retailers. For more info on each gown click on the photo. You may be able to purchase an actual vintage wedding gown already restored or purchase a yellowed one from a thrift store or ebay. We would be thrilled to whiten your 1950 vintage wedding dress and make it beautiful again. Read more about our wedding gown restoration services.
You could also choose to have a seamstress recreate a 1950 vintage look wedding dress from photos. 1950 vintage wedding dress patterns may be available on ebay. However a skilled seamstress would be able to create the pattern herself.
I love to watch a good romantic movie. They are often called chick flicks, but I don’t know why since my husband usually enjoys a beautiful love story as well. But perhaps we girls like them even more…
Great Favorite Romantic Movie Lists
There are no shortage of favorite romance movie lists. There are quite a few sites with a list of best romance movies, here are a few…
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In our business, I stumble across fun and beautiful photos of unique weddings. Sometimes I just have to share some of it. Vintage weddings are quite popular and yet each one is very unique – at the same time. Many of our customers are restoring their mother or their grandmother’s wedding gown to wear as an important piece of their vintage themed wedding.
Here are some of my favorite photos from this darling vintage wedding…
Bohemian Vintage Wedding
Love the vintage wedding flowers
An oven as vintage wedding decoration…
Vintage wedding decorations consisting of Grandma’s books and bric a brac…
My wedding dress is by Maggie Sottero, the style is called Doreen.
This bridal gown was the first dress I tried on but I wasn’t right away convinced it was “the one”. I tried on more dresses at another bridal salon and found that other designers just didn’t look right on me. Other Maggie Sottero dresses looked lovely on me, but nothing had the same feel as the Doreen. There’s just something about the lace and the beadwork that said “bride” to me. So that’s the one I bought.
I purchased my wedding dress at Rin’s Bridal (in San Carlos, CA) because they were the most convenient one-stop shop for me. And it all worked out well in the end.
Wedding Dress Cleaning
From HGP staff:
We love wedding dress cleaning of bridal gowns designed by Maggie Sotterro. Maggie uses quality fabrics and trims and consequently wedding dress cleaning of her bridal gowns is very successful and preservation very worthwhile.
We are often asked how we use Museum Method™ (hanging) bridal gown preservation with strapless wedding gowns. We have a new video to show how we do it that you can watch below.
Throughout the month of May, enjoy $30 off your strapless wedding dress care with coupon code: Strapless30off
Strapless Bridal Gown Preservation Video
Museum Method™ Strapless Wedding Gown Preservation
The first step we do is sew twill tape straps into bodice of the dress so that the weight can easily be distributed so that your wedding dress does not become distorted as it is hung through the years. If your bridal gown is very heavy we may also sew twill tape straps to lift and distribute that weight evenly.
We also use the under arm straps to help distribute the weight.
Your wedding dress is then hung on an acid-free padded hanger and the straps are tied at the top.
If you purchase our Heritage Select wedding gown preservation your wedding dress bodice will be stuffed with acid-free tissue. If you purchase Heritage Couture™ bridal gown preservation, your wedding dress will be stuffed with 100% cotton muslin.
Last of all, your bridal gown is placed in our cotton wedding gown preservation bag. Your bag can hang in your closet where you can inspect it easily.
Using Museum Method for your wedding gown preservation makes it easy for you to inspect your wedding gown and helps prevent creasing over long periods of time, which happens sometimes with boxed bridal gown preservation. The acid-free environment of Museum Method™ wedding gown preservation also helps prevent your dress from yellowing.
Heritage Garment Preservation specializes in bridal gown cleaning and preservation. Your wedding gown care costs will vary depending on the package your select and the preservation method you prefer.
We are always striving to provide the best service for our customers. If you have questions please call us at 866-268-4696.
One of our customers sent us her damaged wedding gown for a wedding dress repair. She had taken the bridal gown to her local dry-cleaners for cleaning. But when she picked it up she could hardly believe that the cleaners had ironed out and removed all of the “pick ups” (little poofs) that made the wedding dress beautiful.
I had a similar experience, but not nearly so devastating years ago. I took a favorite dress to the dry-cleaners and it was destroyed in the same manner. My dress was made of a crinkly fabric. I loved it. but when I picked it up it was completely ironed out flat. It started as a size 6 crinkly dress, but came back a size 16 flat fabric dress! Although I had loved that dress, it was not a sentimental piece so I just threw it out.
Damaged Wedding Gown
But our bride loved her damaged wedding gown and wanted it returned to it’s wedding day condition. Not only had the “pick ups” been removed by the dry-cleaner, but the wedding dress had also yellowed slightly.
Wedding Dress Repaired
Our skilled staff set to work, whitening the damaged wedding gown, pressing it smooth, and then our seamstresses completed the wedding dress repair by returning the beautiful “pick ups”. It was a lot of work but it turned out beautiful.
Drumroll please….Heritage Garment Preservation is proud to present our new bridal gown preservation packages. This upgrade has been in the works for quite a while and we are thrilled to finally roll it out to our valued customers. Our two packages that customers can choose between are:
Wedding Dress Preservation
Both Packages Include…
Hand cleaning of wedding gowns
Museum quality preservation materials
No charge for inbound shipping
Veils cleaned and preserved
Your choice of either Museum Method™ or Heritage Box™ wedding gown preservation
However, there are a few differences between the two packages…
Your bridal gown care costs will vary depending on the style and age of your wedding dress and the package you select as well as whether you choose to have your wedding dress cleaned only or preserved with our Museum Method™ (hanging) preservation or preserved in a bridal gown preservation box. Regardless of your choice of packages or preservation method, your bridal dress cleaning and preservation will help protect your dress from yellowing.
We Will Honor Old Estimates
If you received your estimate before April 2013 and would prefer to purchase your wedding gown care with that estimate, you will be able to do so for the next few weeks. We will be honoring old estimates for our wedding dress cleaning and preservation services through May 31, 2013.
Not sure? Please call us at 866-268-4696 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org We will have your old estimates as well as new estimates on file.
Who thought that wedding ambiance may later require bridal gown restoration! One customer’s wedding venue included a beautiful fireplace. A glowing fire added to the atmosphere of her special evening. What she didn’t count on was a spark from the fireplace landing on her lovely wedding gown.
Wedding Dress Repair Needed
So it is Heritage Garment Preservation to the rescue! Carmina, our expert hole and snag technician did a great job on this wedding gown restoration. The bridal gown hole was about 5/8 inch diameter. Carmina took a small piece of fabric and repaired the hole completing the wedding dress restoration.
Bridal Gown Restoration Completed
If you look closely you can see the wedding dress repair. Fortunately the hole was small and the wedding dress fabric has a stripe in it which helps camouflage the wedding dress repair. Also, fortunate for her is the wedding dress has layers of folds to hide the repair as well. So the overall appearance of the bridal gown is still lovely.
Wedding Gown Restoration Always Available
So don’t panic if the worst case scenario happens, there is usually a remedy of some kind available here at Heritage Garment Preservation. Our technicians are trained in…
Some thoughts on eloping: think about who it might affect. Would it be helpful to talk to certain family members or friends prior to eloping?
One of my co-workers eloped last year. The day before they left for their wedding, the couple sat their families down and discussed the reasons for eloping and asked for the families’ support. Parents were understanding and hurt. After consulting with the moms, the bride agreed to have a casual celebratory party several weeks after they were married.
Still, others may opt for the surprise of the elopement! Understand that people may be hurt. I know several people who have had close family members elope and were not informed until after the fact. Most were sad and angry. This is understandable. We want to share excitement and hope with our loved ones. By recognizing others’ experience and validating their hurt and concern, you can still maintain your ground and discuss how this is the decision that you have made as a couple. Often by discussing the decision beforehand, family members can feel included.
At the end of the day, it is the decision of the couple (and whoever is helping pay)! Whether you party small, party big, or keep it simple, try to take in the sanctity of this special day and event.
Time will pass by. But when you looked at your wedding dress, it will give you the same exciting feeling you have the first time you wear it so be sure to have your wedding dress cleaned and preserved. If everything is planned, there will never be any regrets after!
Preparing for your wedding is a big event. So many things have to be planned and cared for and take many months and sometimes years to pull it all together. Unfortunately, the events and responsibilities that need to be taken care of after the wedding get over looked or even forgotten. This can cause a new bride a lot of after wedding stress if she doesn’t know what to do.
Have no fear! We here at Heritage Garment Preservation have put together an After the Wedding Check List that will help you stay on top of everything. You will look like a pro!